|The US Order encourages talented, accomplished
men and women of high moral character to energetically pursue
charitable and civic causes and to improve the Christian presence
in the Holy Land. Those who join in such efforts in turn benefit
personally from participation in the recovery and perpetuation
of the Christian spirit and ideals that impelled the early
Templar Knights to dedicate their lives to similar causes.
The chivalry, ethics, and rich traditions of this Order shape
our focus on those causes today.
Membership in the Order requires that each candidate be
a Christian of any denomination. Membership is offered by
invitation only, after a careful screening and interview
process indicates that both the individual seeking membership
and the Order seeking the best membership possible will
benefit thereby. The principal considerations in selecting
members are: demonstrated good character, documented accomplishments
in life, and obvious commitment to the ideals of the Order.
The Order invests membership upon only those men and women
who deport themselves in an honorable and chivalrous manner,
who will be committed to the Order's values and precepts,
and who are Ecumenical in thought. A candidate's involvement
in other charitable, military, religious and hereditary
organizations provides a means of assessing a candidate's
eligibility, as does his or her professional and social
If you are interested in joining in our good works and
you would like to be contacted by an officer of SMOTJ to
begin the process of determining whether your membership
is in our mutual interest, please provide a letter of introduction
and resume to Membership@smotj.org
to begin the screening process.
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